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prove6 - Run tests through a TAP harness.
prove6 [options] [files or directories]
-v, --verbose Print all test lines. -l, --lib Add 'lib' to the path for your tests (-Ilib). --shuffle Run the tests in random order. --ignore-exit Ignore exit status from test scripts. --reverse Run the tests in reverse order. -q, --quiet Suppress some test output while running tests. -Q, --QUIET Only print summary results. --timer Print elapsed time after each test. --trap Trap Ctrl-C and print summary on interrupt. --help Display this help --version Display the version
Options that take arguments:
-I, --incdir Library paths to include. -e, --exec Interpreter to run the tests ('' for compiled tests.) --ext Set the extensions for tests (default <t rakutest t6>) --harness Define test harness to use. See TAP::Harness. --reporter Result reporter to use. See REPORTERS. -j, --jobs Run N test jobs in parallel (try 9.) --err=stderr Direct the test's $*ERR to the harness' $*ERR. --err=merge Merge test scripts' $*ERR with their $*OUT. --err=ignore Ignore test script' $*ERR.
If no files or directories are supplied,
prove6 looks for all files matching the pattern
Colored test output is the default, but if output is not to a terminal, color is disabled.
Color support requires
Terminal::ANSIColor on Unix-like platforms. If the necessary module is not installed colored output will not be available.
If the tests fail
prove6 will exit with non-zero status.
Normally you can just pass a list of Perl 6 tests and the harness will know how to execute them. However, if your tests are not written in Perl 6 or if you want all tests invoked exactly the same way, use the
prove6 -e='/usr/bin/ruby -w' t/ prove6 -e='/usr/bin/perl -Tw -mstrict -Ilib' t/ prove6 -e='/path/to/my/customer/exec'
Direct the test's $ERR to the harness' $ERR.
This is the default behavior.
If you need to make sure your diagnostics are displayed in the correct order relative to test results you can use the
--err=merge option to merge the test scripts' $ERR into their $OUT.
This guarantees that $OUT (where the test results appear) and $ERR (where the diagnostics appear) will stay in sync. The harness will display any diagnostics your tests emit on $*ERR.
Caveat: this is a bit of a kludge. In particular note that if anything that appears on $*ERR looks like a test result the test harness will get confused. Use this option only if you understand the consequences and can live with the risk.
PS: Currently not supported.
Ignore the test script' $*ERR
--trap option will attempt to trap SIGINT (Ctrl-C) during a test run and display the test summary even if the run is interrupted
prove6 introduces a separation between "options passed to the perl which runs prove" and "options passed to the perl which runs tests"; this distinction is by design. Thus the perl which is running a test starts with the default
$*REPO. Additional library directories can be added via the
PERL6LIB environment variable, via -Ifoo in
PERL6OPT or via the
-Ilib option to